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Nursultan Nazarbayev at the XVI congress of Kazakhstan's ruling Nur Otan party. ©Turar Kazangapov
Nursultan Nazarbayev to run for president

The XVI Congress of Kazakhstan’s ruling party Nur Otan has nominated the incumbent Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev as a presidential candidate.

Nursultan Nazarbayev to run for president
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'Game of Thrones' crowned top Emmy nominee

Hit fantasy show "Game of Thrones" topped nominations Thursday for the Primetime Emmy awards, while streaming service Netflix upped its challenge to traditional networks for TV's version of the Oscars.

'Game of Thrones' crowned top Emmy nominee
And the winner is... memorable Oscars moments
And the winner is... memorable Oscars moments

From winners sobbing uncontrollably to shocking political outbursts, bizarre snubs and streakers, the Oscars have seen it all -- and Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony could provide fresh drama.

And the winner is... memorable Oscars moments
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Could DiCaprio finally win coveted Oscar?

Could this finally be Leonardo DiCaprio's year?

Could DiCaprio finally win coveted Oscar?
Hollywood 'exile' for black actors worries British government
Hollywood 'exile' for black actors worries British government

Black British actors have been taking Hollywood by storm, with Chiwetel Ejiofor's Oscar nomination for "12 Years a Slave" just the latest example, but at home they still face a lack of roles that has driven some from the country.

Hollywood 'exile' for black actors worries British government
Stars hail Scorsese at pre-Oscar nominees' lunch
Stars hail Scorsese at pre-Oscar nominees' lunch

US actor Jonah Hill joked that he would paint Martin Scorsese's house if the film legend asked him to, as he and "The Wolf of Wall Street" star Leonardo DiCaprio praised the veteran director.

Stars hail Scorsese at pre-Oscar nominees' lunch
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Academy kills Oscars nomination over email gaffe

Oscars organizers have withdrawn a best song nomination from a composer in a rare move because he emailed voting members to highlight his candidacy, which is strictly banned for Academy executives.

Academy kills Oscars nomination over email gaffe
'Gravity' and '12 Years' share top PGA prize
'Gravity' and '12 Years' share top PGA prize

The Alfonso Cuaron film "Gravity" and the harrowing historical drama "12 Years a Slave" shared the top prize Sunday at the Producers Guild of America (PGA), a first for the awards.

'Gravity' and '12 Years' share top PGA prize
'Hustle," "Gravity' lead Oscar nominations in crowded race
'Hustle," "Gravity' lead Oscar nominations in crowded race

Hollywood fired the starting gun Thursday on the most crowded Oscars race for years, with "American Hustle" and 3D space drama "Gravity" topping nominations but a wide field of movies hoping for glory on March 2.

'Hustle," "Gravity' lead Oscar nominations in crowded race
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Hollywood awaits Oscar nominations

Hollywood is holding its breath for the unveiling Thursday of this year's Oscar nominations, with top Golden Globes winners "12 Years A Slave" and "American Hustle" leading a crowded field of contenders.

Hollywood awaits Oscar nominations
Bullock, Timberlake top winners at People's Choice awards
Bullock, Timberlake top winners at People's Choice awards

"Gravity" star Sandra Bullock, chart-topping singer Justin Timberlake and blockbuster "Iron Man 3" were the biggest winners at the public-voted People's Choice awards show Wednesday.

Bullock, Timberlake top winners at People's Choice awards
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Explore Astana named Best Innovative Tourism Project by Astana Tourism Association

Explore Astana magazine has been awarded with the title of the Best Innovative Tourism Project by Astana Tourism Association.

Explore Astana named Best Innovative Tourism Project by Astana Tourism Association
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Surprises, snubs in Oscars foreign film shortlist

Oscars organizers shortlisted nine movies including Palestinian, Danish and Hong Kong films Friday for best foreign language prize, offering surprises and some unexpected snubs.

Surprises, snubs in Oscars foreign film shortlist
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New Oscars logo puts spotlight on Academy

The body behind the Oscars has unveiled a new logo that it hopes will focus more attention on the organization's wider work in addition to Hollywood's biggest trophy fest.

New Oscars logo puts spotlight on Academy
'Slave,' 'American Hustle' lead crowded Globes race
'Slave,' 'American Hustle' lead crowded Globes race

Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and crime caper "American Hustle" won most nominations for the Golden Globes with seven nods each on Thursday, as Hollywood's awards season heats up.

'Slave,' 'American Hustle' lead crowded Globes race
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Golden Globe nominees to be unveiled, in crowded race

Golden Globe organizers unveil nominations for their annual movie awards show Thursday, as Hollywood's honors season gets into full swing with a bumper cast of hotly-tipped contenders.

Golden Globe nominees to be unveiled, in crowded race
Jay-Z poses with the awards he won for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song backstage at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, February 10, 2013. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Jay-Z tops Grammy nominations, snub for Timberlake

Veteran rapper Jay-Z topped nominees for the 2014 Grammys announced Friday with nine nods, while Taylor Swift and Daft Punk were also among those in the running in major categories.

Jay-Z tops Grammy nominations, snub for Timberlake
Boxing: Gennady Golovkin nominated for WBN Fighter of the Year
Boxing: Gennady Golovkin nominated for WBN Fighter of the Year

Kazakhstan star boxer Gennady Golovkin, WBA and IBO middleweight World Champion, has been nominated for the title of the WBN Fighter of the Year 2013.

Boxing: Gennady Golovkin nominated for WBN Fighter of the Year
A shot from film <i>Shal</i>
Two Kazakhstan films nominated for Asian Oscar

Kazakhstan films Shal (The Old Man) by Yermek Tursunov and Harmony Lessons by Emir Baigazin have been put on the nominees list of the 7th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Two Kazakhstan films nominated for Asian Oscar
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Guessing game starts as Nobel season nears

Early October means it's time for the annual Nobel Prize announcements and frenzied guessing over possible winners, with 231 Peace Prize nominees.

Guessing game starts as Nobel season nears